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German Competition Short Film 2019
The Qilin David Lalé, Sam Hopkins

What’s life in Guangzhou like? Everything can change at any time, a woman says. There are no laws in China. The providers of information are immigrants from various African nations.

The Qilin

Documentary Film
Germany,
UK
2019
19 minutes
subtitles: 
English
German

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Sam Hopkins, David Lalé, Arne Birkenstock
David Lalé, Sam Hopkins
VAMOS Animation
Chu-Li Shewring
The Chinese seaport of Guangzhou is regarded as one of the centres of the shadow economy. Economic success is usually not long in coming, all is business. For years, people from different African nations have emigrated to Guangzhou to try their luck. This film, whose protagonists must remain anonymous for security reasons, shadowy silhouettes, tells of their experiences.

Carolin Weidner